Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another New Yarn - Boreale

New this week is the St. Denis Boreale. This is a fingering weight version of the popular Nordique. 100% wool, this yarn is great for lace and for fair aisle color work.

The gauge is 7 st/" on # 2 needles and the 50 gram, 225 yard skeins sell for $7.50.

The book features patterns for both the Nordique and the Boreale including a awesome triangle shawl by Jared Flood.

Boreale is made in the USA.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Betsy's Bunnies

Local spinner, knitter and bunny breeder, Betsy Bailey, is having babies and they are for sale!!!!

As I write this she has 4 fawn does, 1 agouti doe, 1 fawn buck and 1 agouti buck. They are 8 weeks old and there are more on the way.

If you are interested send Betsy an email at

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Stuff!

New Yarns have arrived and are on the shelf! Here is some information on them:

Rustic Wool and Rustic Tweed from Queensland (pictured above) - The Rustic Wool knits up 4.5st/in on needle size: 8, comes in muted variegated colors and is 100% superwash. The Rustic Tweed is a hand-dyed blend of 63% Wool, 27% Alpaca & 10% Donegal with a yardage of 278 and knits up at 4.5st/in on needle size: 5.

Noro Kureyon Sock
is a durable fingering wt. yarn in typical fabulous noro color combinations. Suitable for more than just socks the yarn comes in 462 yard skeins and knits up at 7.5st/in on needle size 2.

Not Just For Babies: Louisa Harding's Kashmir Baby is a super soft 55% Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, & 35% Microfiber The yardage is 143 and this delicately cabled yarn knits up at 6st/in on needle size 5. It's machine washable!

Debbie Bliss fans will be glad to see the Baby Cashmerino. Another washable yarn made from 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfiber & 12% Cashmere, the yardage is 137 it knits up at 6st/in on needle size 4.

Two washable DK yarns from Sublime are the Cashmere Merino Silk DK and the Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK. They are essentially the same yarn with the difference being only the color choices. With 75% Extrafine Merino Wool, 20% Silk, & 5% Cashmere the yardage is 127and it knits up at 5.5st/in on needle size 6 and - yes - it's washable.

Also from Sublime is the the Organic Merino Wool dk. With 100% Organic Merino Wool, this soft single-ply yarn has 113 yards and knits up at a recommended 5.5st/in on Needle size 6. This yarn comes in a array of soft, muted shades.

Also new on the shelves: Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran, Sublime Wooly Merino, and Sublime Bamboo Pearls.

I'm excited about these yarns and patterns and there are more newbies on order!